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Councilor Tito Jackson Proposes Free T Passes for Boston’s High School Students

Who says there’s no such thing as a free ride? The same year the city launched a tuition-free community college program for students in Boston […]

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Boston School Committee Unanimously Votes Against Question 2

The Boston School Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday declaring its formal opposition to Question 2, the November ballot measure that would lift the cap on charter […]

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U.S. Attorney Finds Civil Rights Violation at Boston Latin School

After a year of turmoil for the Boston Latin School—a grassroots effort to spread awareness about its racial climate, the resignation of two administrators—a months-long […]

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Why I Love My Traditional Public School

Three families make their case, arguing that Boston Public Schools offer a diverse and supportive learning environment.

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David Ortiz to Make Wake-Up Calls to Boston Public Schools Students

If Big Papi tells you to get out of bed, you get out of bed. Boston Public Schools Superintendent announced Monday it would team up […]

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Walsh, Chang Say Exam School Document in WGBH Story Doesn’t Exist

What started out as a huge education scoop that shocked parents across the city has turned into a puzzling case. Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Public […]

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BPS Superintendent Chang Names Interim Boston Latin Headmaster

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang has named Michael Contompasis, a former Boston Latin School headmaster and BPS superintendent, interim headmaster of the nation’s oldest public school, […]

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Boston Public Schools Launched a New Diversity Program

The Boston Public Schools’ teaching staff does not adequately reflect the diversity of its student body—and the kids are noticing. “I’ve had students say to me, […]

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High Lead Levels Found in Water at 20 Massachusetts School Districts

Testing conducted over the last two years reveals that 20 Massachusetts school districts—including Boston, Brookline, and Newton—had high levels of lead in its water, above regulatory limits, state […]

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Boston Public Schools Students Stage Second Walkout Protesting Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Boston Public Schools students, joined by parents, teachers, and labor organizers, gathered in City Hall Plaza to protest budget cuts and school closings. […]

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Boston Public School Students to Protest Budget Cuts Today

Boston students are once again taking to the streets on Tuesday to protest planned cuts to public school budgets. According to the Boston Globe, participating […]

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Tito Jackson Invites Protesting Students to City Hall

On the eve of another walkout over budget cuts, Tito Jackson has invited protesting Boston Public Schools students to his committee meeting at City Hall, […]

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Boston Public Schools Students May Have Consumed Lead-Tainted Water

Boston Public Schools officials say students may have consumed lead-tainted water from drinking fountains at four schools. Administrators said Wednesday that a miscommunication between the […]

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State Launches $2 Million Program to Test Schools’ Water for Lead

The state has launched an expansive new effort to ensure that every school in Massachusetts can test its water for lead, after high levels were […]

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GE Announces $50 Million in Philanthropic Contributions in Greater Boston Area

General Electric announced $50 million in philanthropic contributions to the Boston area over the next five years, ahead of the multinational corporation’s move to Fort […]